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Susan Brewer

Susan Brewer Biography


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ABOUT THE ARTIST:

“As a native of Indiana, I grew up in Monticello. As a child my father inspired me to pursue art. He was very accomplished in high school producing pencil and pen and ink work on paper. I often admired his portfolio containing subject matter as varied as still life, landscape, caricature studies.

After studying art education at Indiana State University I moved to Indianapolis. I began taking classes at the Indianapolis Art League and continues working there after the expansion as the Indianapolis Art Center. I studied figure drawing, oil painting and worked in ceramic sculpture for eight years. Dream images prompted me to develop abstract imagery on canvas and through drawing.

I moved into the Stutz Building 10 years ago with the intent to work in a large format with paintings. Robert B. Berkshire, Professor Emeritus at Herron School of Art & Design was a good friend and mentor to me. We spent time in the studio working on figure studies and he was always encouraging me to experiment with different processes of painting. I am currently working in monochromatic studies on paper as he often suggested to understand my gesture and the movement within the composition. I learned to appreciate that life experiences are a template for my work to inspire experimentation and push the edge to challenge myself as an artist.”

-Susan Brewer

Susan recently joined the Evan Lurie Gallery and here abstracts are very well received by the public.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“My work follows the impulse of the imagination. Inspired by dreams and meditation, these abstracts employ color, texture, and suggested forms to evoke images that explore the human condition- one’s relationship to the environment, to others and oneself. This interplay of symbolism, archetypes and mythology creates and expression both personal and universal.”

-Susan Brewer